November 19 - 21, 2015 at doogallery

What’s Normal Anyway?: Documentary Shorts Four  83 min. total running time
Screens Saturday, 11/21 at 6:00 PM


Blade #1 
(40m, U S A) dir. by Zuzka Kurtz

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Struggling to make ends meet, five New York City dancers respond to a Craigslist ad looking for women willing to shave their heads for money. What follows is a bizarre journey with the mysterious 'Ben' who directs each of the dancers by email on the very specific rules of this game. The film focuses on Coir, one of the dancers whose unusual childhood comes into play as the women's relationship with Ben evolves with surprising results. 
Over the course of multiple shaves, the relationship between the women themselves and their feelings towards Ben grow increasingly complex



Beautiful By Night 
(29m, U S A) dir. by James Hosking

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A documentary following three older drag entertainers at Aunt Charlie's Lounge in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco. The film explores the rituals of these performers' transformations, along with themes of aging, labor, and self acceptance. Featuring Collette LeGrande, Donna Personna, and Olivia Hart.


 
Tomgirl
(14m, U S A) dir. by Jeremy Asher Lynch

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Girls play with dolls and boys love sports, right? This film takes a look at what happens when those stereotypes are called into question. Jake, a lovable gender non-conforming seven year- old, invites us into his world to explore the transforming power that love and support can have when young children are accepted for who they really are.